Sunday, October 24, 2021

On ‘The Real’: The Drug Habit ‘Black Lightning’ Star Cress Williams Kicked (WATCH)

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*On Monday, March 5, the hosts of “The Real” welcome guest co-host Amara La Negra, and discuss last night’s Academy Awards! Amara also thinks the ladies should be the ones to set her up with someone, and lets them know what she’s looking for in a man.

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Later, “Black Lightning” star Cress Williams stops by to talk about finally realizing his dream of being a superhero, and also shares the surprising story of kicking a drug habit he’d had for 20 years.

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Amara La Negra Wants the Ladies of The Real To Help Her Find a Man!

The Drug Habit Cress Williams Kicked After 20 Years

 The Drug Habit Cress Williams Kicked After 20 Years

Cress Williams: I was a crazy, crazy pothead for like…

Jeannie Mai: What?

Cress: 20 plus…

Adrienne Houghton: 20 years!

Cress: 20 plus years, yeah.

Adrienne: What?

Cress: And that was the thing, you know, like – you know, alcoholism, and you know, somebody’s addicted to heroin, or all these different things – it has a serious connotation.

Adrienne: Yeah.

Cress: But you know, when you say, “I was addicted to marijuana,” it has a connotation of just like… something funny.

Jeannie: Yeah.

Loni Love: Right.

Cress: So, I didn’t want to go to like meetings, it didn’t feel like that was what I wanted to do, and I just by accident started watching this show called Intervention.

Adrienne: Yes.

Cress: And you know, they deal with a different addiction every single week, and I saw, you know, heroin addictions, and crack addictions, and alcoholism, gambling, shopping addictions – all these different things. And I started to realize and see myself in them.

Adrienne: Wow.

Amara La Negra: Wow.

Cress: That really, the process, physically, mentally, is the same. So it was like, “There but for the grace of God, go I.” And so I felt like it was, watching it every day helped me to see like, if I don’t get control of this, that’s where I’m going. And I will get right back.

Loni: Wow.

Adrienne: Wow.

 

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About The Real

Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® nominated hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour NAACP Image Award winning and Emmy nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET Her. The hosts’ unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

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